Testimonials

Bosi Construction Company provides a wide range of services including Additions and Renovations to all clients in Oak Park, Orland Park, River Forest, La Grange, Hinsdale, Beverly, Palos Park, Burr Ridge and surrounding areas. We have made it our mission over the last 30 years to not only meet our client’s expectations, but to exceed them. After viewing the testimonials below be sure to contact us to discuss any project you may have coming up.

This is a very professional company with a high standard of implementation. I am extremely satisfied with the results. It was more expensive than I expected it be as a result of some unexpected glitches and other upgrades. We had a deadline for my daughter’s wedding and they were two weeks past the promised completion, but if you don’t have a deadline it isn’t a problem. It did get done in time, we had to postpose a couple of things. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend them if you want a high quality rendition of your plans. Just start a little earlier if you have a deadline and hope for good weather. I have used a lot of contractors over the years and they are at the top of the list.

Diane Gordon – Oak Park, Illinois

We have worked with many building contractors over the years, and Bosi’s outstanding work is in a category way above the rest. We hired them to do a major 2nd Story rehabbing in 2008 and Kitchen and outdoors Gazebo rehabbing in 2013. With a home built in 1896, we need a construction company that is expert at the many rehabbing surprises and complexities of old homes, and Bosi is the best. We now would never trust any other construction company with our house. Their integrity, knowledge and skills are not only remarkable, but also they are wonderful to work with. Even working in your home every day for months, they are incredibly skilled at anticipating and accommodating the needs of the homeowner. In addition to being consistently punctual, organized and responsive, they are a very kind, upfront and personable group of professionals.

Mavis Donahue & Ken Wylie – Oak Park, Illinois

Bosi Construction Company offers superior service for renovation projects. They minimize intrusion, plan well, stick very close to proposed schedules and respect your environment (by containing dirt and debris) during the time they work on your property.

What makes them worth the cost is that they organize, plan and project what is needed for your project. They will recommend additional work, but not oversell. Because they are very experienced, they can predict logjams and other obstacles. When problems occur, they are quickly resolved. Communication with our project manager was frequent and detailed – usually within 24 hours or less. This moves the job along and minimizes delays.

We have worked with Dave Bosi and his team twice and will happily work with him again. Although he can’t eliminate the stress and disruption of renovation, he can minimize it and provide you with the confidence that the end result will be what you were looking to achieve.

With Bosi Construction, you have a partner – not a contractor/supplier.

Sean Taylor & Sheila Flaherty – Oak Park, Illinois

My husband and I hired Bosi to completely gut our Kitchen and Bathroom and install brand new ones. There was only one catch – they had to do it in 10 weeks or less. When we met with Dave Bosi and Mike Melody in September, we told them we had a party planned for 100 people in our home on December
10th. The Kitchen HAD to be completed by then. Demolition began on October 1st. Our beautiful, brand new Kitchen and Bath were completed on December 2nd (9 weeks!).

Anyone who has been through home rehabs knows how disruptive and challenging it can be. We were surprised by all the ways Bosi helped make the experience easier. First, they cleaned the space every night (vacuuming, removing debris, etc.). Our home felt really clean and that was unexpected. Second, the whole Bosi team was friendly, professional and sensitive to their presence in the heart of home. They let us function as a family while still getting the job done. Lastly, there was constant communication about progress, deliveries, and any unexpected challenges. We always knew when they would be here, what they would be doing and when the project for the week would be completed.

We love our new space and our family spends so much more time in it now. It’s a beautiful and functional space. I would not hesitate to recommend Bosi or to hire them again for our next home project. They are an honest, ethical and really nice team. We are thrilled with their work.

Seth Rierson & Sherry Salmons – Oak Park, Illinois

“Bosi Construction restored the kitchen in our Arts & Crafts period bungalow. They removed all them1960’s faux-wood paneling, cabinets, formica countertops and linoleum –everything down to the studs. They leveled the floor, brought wiring and plumbing up to code, installed insulation, new wood floors, drywall, new doors and windows, installed backsplash tile and new trim, re-routed AC ducts, installed an island and new cabinets, new lighting and appliances, and connected us with an excellent painter.

We can’t say enough good things about these guys. Everything they did was done efficiently, carefully and professionally. They began work in January and worked well into May, with enough flexibility to schedule around the changing needs of the owners and the designers. The demolition went smoothly, debris was removed regularly and the work site always left in safe and neat condition. The small crews did excellent work, with regular follow-up by a very conscientious foreman. Potential issues were often pointed out by the foreman and always addressed on the spot. Throughout the project Bosi communicated with us by phone or email, and the financial aspects were always clear and well managed. Our lengthy remodeling project would have been a lot more stressful without this communication. Bosi’s crews are real craftsmen who have a lot of experience and take pride in their work. The foreman made several follow-up visits to make sure we were 100% satisfied with the way everything looked and functioned. A light bulb, a door, a cabinet latch – anything that needed the slightest adjustment – would be fixed or replaced in short order.

Bosi Construction wasn’t the cheapest of our options for this project, but we’re sure it was the best. We had used them for another restoration project (3 other rooms in our house) several years ago, and that convinced us that they would be our go-to contractor for and future work. We’re so glad we hired them to do our kitchen, and we’re happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for high quality work.

Rebecca Streit – Oak Park, Illinois

I must say that this was the most positive experience I have ever had with a contractor in my home. Your crew was truly outstanding. You did everything possible to minimize dust and dirt which I just dread with any kind of construction in our home. You delivered on all your promises and then some. You protected our floors and woodwork well against the typical damage that occurs when a contractor enters a home for any type of remodeling. Our upstairs bathroom turned out beautiful. Even though we spent more than I had initially planned, it was worth every penny. You are craftsmen, doing good work, meeting schedules and budget as agreed upon up front. Bosi Construction is the exception to the rule of the majority of contractors. I will highly recommend your company to anyone looking for quality work in their home.

Werner Huget – Oak Park, Illinois

Bosi Construction Company provided the highest quality construction we could have ever hoped for. Right from the beginning, they showed their upmost professionalism. Every member of their crew (from skilled carpenters, to plumbers, electricians, etc.) performed in the highest quality manner, showing care and concern for our home, and great respect for their work. Every workman that entered and worked on our home put their fullest effort into our remodel.

It was no easy situation to give up our home to contractors, wondering what the outcome would be. But from the very beginning, the head project manager (Mr. Mike Melody) took on the task of wonderful daily communication. He carefully and willingly conveyed every step of the project to us, keeping us informed on progress and answering each and every question we had. This was not just the case in the beginning of the construction, but right through to the very end. Not a detail was missed, and the on-goings and workings of the finished project were all explained and understood fully upon completion. This wonderful communication negated unnecessary stress and made the project exciting and fully understood.

Bosi’s work was not only the highest quality, but was completed in a timely fashion, even exceeding our expectations. If a day of work had to be missed (due to in-climate weather, for example) we were notified well ahead of time. Any time that was missed, due to unforeseen forces, was quickly rescheduled and completed on time.

We full-heartedly recommend Bosi Construction Company. It is hard to imagine a better construction company to work with!

Jason & Tania Zubkus – Oak Park, Illinois

Excellent! We gutted most of the first floor, improved the second floor, and updated the infrastructure for the whole house. Our house was great when we bought it, but had a basement staircase and a GIANT bathroom in the middle of the first floor. To quote everyone from TV rehab shows we wanted an ‘Open Concept’. We hired Bosi Construction to build a 1-story addition to the house, help us improve the flow of the first floor, and modernize our century old house. Into the addition they moved the basement staircase, built a more appropriately sized powder room, and we gained a mudroom. With that we added tons of floor space and were able to remove walls. Bosi leveled our first floor and replaced all of our 100+ year old hardwood floors on the first and second floor. Built a back deck. Removed a nasty 2-story enclosed porch from the back of the house. Once we had the walls open, they pointed out we had rusted cast iron pipes through the whole house and out-dated wiring. They replaced our furnace and water heater.

In four months, our lovely house was converted into the perfect home! You hear horror stories of contractors doing shoddy work, taking too long, and being untrustworthy. You can put those fears to rest if you hire Dave Bosi, Mike Melody and their crew! They were completely honest and forthcoming with us through the entire process. They completed the work exactly on schedule. And have been super responsive to our punch list after we moved in. I would recommend them as top of the line contractors. The best endorsement I can give is that after even after all the stressed and costs of our rehab project I would consider Dave, Mike, Tim and their whole crew our dear friends. I challenge you to find a contractor that you look forward to hosting for dinner after the project is completed.

Sean Wylie – Oak Park, Illinois

As you know, we have used Bosi for many projects over the years, from a major kitchen remodeling to various house repairs. Whenever we have the chance, we recommend Bosi to people for a few reasons: First, the people who work for you really know what they are doing. We are picky people, and have always been very happy with the quality of the work you do.

We remember times when you helped us correct problems that were not dealt with by the designer or architect in a remodeling project. When we remodeled a kitchen in an old house, and when we moved some walls around to change a dining room and first floor bathroom, the work you did was very good. In other words, we know that we can count on you to deal with everything from structural problems in a house to beautiful finishing work.

Second, every single person we have met who works for your company is friendly, personable and reliable. This counts for a lot when you are doing a job in your house that takes weeks or months. Remodeling work means a certain amount of dust, of disruption to a family, and lots of decisions to be made (i.e. where do the light switches go, what kind of materials for floors, countertops, plumbing, etc.).

Working with the folks at Bosi always made it less stressful and even fun. We know a lot of people who have chosen contractors only by who gave them the lowest bid, only to pay more money later to have bad work redone! We have been lucky to have a company as good as yours to work with over these many years!

Alan & Jessie Gilbert – Oak Park, Illinois

I’ve told so many people over the years how thrilled we were with the work you guys did for us. I guess that would be sort of obvious, since we’ve had you work in our home on two separate projects. If we hadn’t been so pleased with the two-story addition you did, we never would have called you back several years later to finish off our third floor. We were very satisfied with the outcome of the work and all of your critical suggestions and ideas. We still love the new spaces you created for us.

The real reason we called you back a second time, and would call you a third and fourth time, is how wonderful you are to work with. Your company just works well. Sue in the office always made me feel like she was personally familiar with my project, and she never failed to get my questions answered as fast as possible. How she juggles all of those details so efficiently, I’ll never know. And, she’s always pleasant, on top of it.

Mike Melody is every client’s dream project supervisor. He always went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and satisfied, all along the dusty way. And, speaking of dust, Pat Bosi and Mike Olee worked as neatly as is humanly possible during the construction phases. They made the whole experience tolerable. In fact, I sort of missed them when they were all done.

Dave, as the leader of the ship, your integrity and desire to do the right thing is the glue. When we called you to get a bid on our kitchen project, which would have been your third performance here, you told me you were too busy. You could have taken a deposit from me and then told me I’d have to wait. String me along. But, that just isn’t your style.

Once you started with our projects you worked until they were done. We never experienced the aggravation of wondering where the carpenters were. Nobody disappeared for a week here or there to squeeze in another job or two. Additionally, the way you stand by your work is admirable. I still feel like I could call you, after all this time, to have you correct something. But, guess what? There’s nothing to correct!

Patty Jacobs – Oak Park, Illinois

Bosi Construction Company has Dave and the others don’t. He embodies and projects just what his company’s strengths are: expertise, integrity, reliability and customer service. He has always been responsive and thorough with any project or problem. He stayed in constant communication with us during the long and difficult process of remodeling the kitchen, and kept us informed of the work plan for each day. He showed excitement and enthusiasm for the project no matter what the situation. I knew I could count on him and, by extension, his company to complete any project in a professional, timely manner. This is the “value” that motivated us to choose Bosi over other, lower priced competitors, especially with projects subsequent to the kitchen job.

Lynne Palmore – Oak Park, Illinois

The three adjectives/attributes that come to mind when we hear someone mention Bosi Construction are: quality of workmanship, integrity and customer focus.

From the inception of the addition to our home to its completion, Dave Bosi, his employees and subcontractors were professionals who delivered a quality job within the time promised at the contract signing while keeping any inconvenience to our daily lives at a minimum. This was no easy task considering the size of the addition, which included a second floor master bedroom suite with bath and an office over the garage. The work site was kept clean, and there was a minimal amount of dust and dirt that escaped into the existing bedrooms and bath, which we used during the project.

Twelve years earlier, we put in a new kitchen, added a family room and a breakfast room and enlarged the first floor bath. That, too, was a big job, and the experience with the contractor left a lot to be desired. We certainly did not want to go through something similar this time.
It was through word of mouth that we heard about Bosi Construction and the fact that we would be satisfied with the job they did and the manner in which they did it. Dave was realistic in his estimates of cost and time to complete. The final cost was within 5% of the original estimate.

They broke ground as scheduled during the last week of October. As promised, the addition was roofed, sealed and heated by December 15th. The job was completed as promised by the first week of February. The punch-list for issues overlooked or in need of adjustment was short and dealt with immediately upon bringing any issue to Bosi’s attention.

We’ve been living in the new master bedroom and using the new office for more than 18 months, and it has added to the quality of our lives even more than we expected it would. If we had it to do all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing, and Bosi Construction would be our choice of contractors to use.

Brad and Ellen Shorser – Oak Park, Illinois

We have used Bosi Construction on two major remodeling jobs in our turn-of-the century house. In both cases, Bosi representatives were absolutely clear and straightforward about the design, construction, and cost options that we were facing, and incredibly good about helping us sort through what would work best for us. Plus the smaller, dedicated crews that Bosi works with, provides a guarantee of diligence and job efficiency that’s very reassuring.

Bosi Construction offers absolute top quality of materials, workmanship and communication throughout the process. You may pay more for Bosi, but they are worth it. I wouldn’t go to anyone else.

The decision to go with Bosi was for quality of result. The Bosi team cares as much about the look, feel, and solidity of the finished product as does the home owner.

Robert Moore – Oak Park, Illinois

My wife and I hired Bosi Construction to do a major rehab on our nearly 100-year-old home in River Forest. The project involved redesigning and correcting a number of structural problems (not uncommon in old homes like ours) as well as digging a new basement, completely rebuilding a kitchen and adding a significant new addition. The addition included a large mudroom, full basement, an entire new master bedroom suite with closet and new bath and a large screened back porch. The project was not inexpensive. We received three bids, all of which were in a few thousand dollars of one another. We chose Bosi based on their reputation for excellent work and for being “client friendly”. We are not novices to construction. We have built two homes and have done other major rehabs. Our past experiences ranged from not so good to very good. But Bosi was in a different league.

From the very first time we met Mike Melody, our project manager, we felt in good hands. Dave Bosi and Mike gave us a detailed cost of our project. Nothing was left to chance. All contingencies were covered. When I asked Dave and Mike if this was going to be our “true” cost, they informed me that the only one capable of increasing the cost was myself, and they were true to their word. Yes, we had a few (well, maybe more than a few) change orders. But they were all elective, based on rethinking the project after some of the work had been done.

Each time I asked for a price on a change order, Mike spent a day or so figuring it, and came back with a number. It was up to me to change it or not. Some changes we made, others we did not. But we never felt overcharged or underinformed. The quality of the work was excellent – truly excellent. Bosi carpenters and the subcontractors are the best in the business. Mike Melody was in touch with us nearly everyday for six months. He is a very knowledgeable man who has a wonderful knack of helping his clients understand what is being done and why. Mike never gave us any information that we didn’t trust.

From the onset, we were given a plan; that is, what was to happen each and everyday for seven months. To my utter amazement, Mike was never more than a few days off for the entire length of the project. If he said the plumbers were going to be there three weeks from Wednesday for three days – they were there! And so on down the line with all his subs. In October, Mike gave us a day by day plan which stated they would be done May 14th. They finished on May 17th. Three days in seven months – pretty good! Our cost was exactly what we expected. No surprises. It has been two months since we have finished and Mike remains available every time we call him. He has responded promptly to a few odds and ends that have needed work since we finished.

There may be other construction companies as good as Bosi, but I sincerely doubt if there is any better. Working with them for seven months was a pleasure. If I had another major project to do, I wouldn’t even consider using anyone but Bosi Construction.

Scott Springer – River Forest

Bosi Construction pays attention not only to all of the details of the construction project, but also to the important intangibles that make a project go smoothly and keep an owner satisfied and secure in the knowledge that everything is going well.

We always know that their crew is doing the right thing, not just the “easy” thing. When the inevitable surprise pops up on a project, they can troubleshoot it and deal with it in the most expert and expeditious fashion. Most importantly, their work always is done to the highest standards of quality.

In every case, Bosi Construction makes sure that materials, supplies, inspections, and subcontractors are coordinated perfectly. They tend to every detail. Even without regard to the excellence of their work, the people at Bosi Construction are well worth whatever small savings you might realize with a lower priced contractor.

We will always choose Bosi Construction first. We recommend Bosi unconditionally.

Mark Burkland – Oak Park, IL

I want to express our gratitude for the work you performed at our residence in Oak Park. Gutting the basement, digging 20″ to lower the floor and building a new support for the foundation of the house were major construction feats, we are amazed at how smooth that work was managed and completed.

Then came the electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning. We were nothing short of totally impressed with the quality of the work and professionalism of the tradesmen that came into our home. The carpentry, final design and finishes are impressive to all who come to our home…we couldn’t be prouder to show the finished product.

I must compliment you on your Project Manager, Mike Melody. We have used a lot of contractors over the years, never have we been this well served. We were kept well informed of schedules and things we were responsible for with target dates; problems that arise in this kind of a major project were handled honestly, openly and very professionally. When unpredicted changes needed to be made we were informed immediately and approval was always sought prior to implementation. Changes that we wanted to make were responded to with meaningful feedback that optimized our decision making.

Throughout this project we were amazed at the attention to detail. We continually brag about your work and would be pleased to act as an enthusiastic reference for Bosi Construction, including showing the work that you did. Thank you to everyone for a job very well done!

Peter Philippi – Oak Park, Illinois

“Just a note about how pleased we are with the outcome. The Basement surpasses our expectations. As usual it was a delight to work with you both. Mike went out of his way to handle every major and minor detail to our satisfaction. For that we are most appreciative. Your Bosi workers all did a superb job. Tim did an excellent job on anything he touched. Also, your various tradesmen teams performed well and were sensitive to our needs and preferences. We truly appreciate your integrity, the excellence of your work and your ability to come up quickly with creative solutions any time there is a problem.

Once again we truly appreciate all you, your team and subcontractors did to transform out Basement from a dungeon to a very attractive and functional space! As always, we would be delighted to recommend you to others.

Dennis Zavac & Betsy Howland – Oak Park, Illinois

“The house has passed all the tests – great place for cooking, baking Christmas cookies, congregating around the Island and entertaining family and friends. We particularly enjoy the open feeling between the Kitchen and Dining Room; the re-built stairway; and improved winterizing around the front and back doors and heating in the back Porch and Kitchen. Sometimes we’re still caught off-guard when we come in from the cold to a warm Porch and Kitchen (and that’s with the kick-heater fan set on low as you predicted). We also sometimes find ourselves stepping ‘up into’ the 1st Fl. Bathroom and realizing that the floor really is level with the Hallway.”

Ramzi & Carol Farran – Oak Park, Illinois

“I am writing to thank you for the superb work you have performed over the last six years on a number of projects in our meticulous restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1901 E. Arthur Davenport house. While I was restoration architect, general contractor, and owner, your firm provided services on the most challenging aspects of the project including very difficult structural repairs, reconstruction of the 1901 bay, kitchen, bathrooms, finish carpentry and exterior carpentry. You and your talented staff were invaluable in working with restoration architects in order to develop innovative and cost-effective strategies to address extremely challenging technical issues attributable to the technical optimism of the rookie Frank Lloyd Wright. Your projects on the Davenport house have always been exceedingly well managed and executed with unexcelled craftsmanship.

I continue to be impressed by the energy and efficiency with which your carpenters work. They have been unfailingly dependable and pleasant to work with over the 25 years that Bosi Construction has worked for our firm’s clients and for me personally. I know that the fine team and winning attitude originate with your outstanding leadership. The wonderful synthesis of personal and professional skills with which you approach your work has turned even the most challenging projects into successful and enjoyable endeavors. I would also like to commend your brother, Pat Bosi, who is the finest carpenter that I have encountered in my 35-year career as an architect. Pat is incredibly efficient and talented in producing finish carpentry that is absolutely stunning.
Given your firm’s professionalism, incredible efficiency, quality, dependability, organization and well managed services, Bosi Construction is an outstanding value. I appreciate the great work you have done on many projects for my clients and me personally, and I highly recommend Bosi Construction.”

Paul A. Harding – River Forest, Illinois

“We hired Bosi Construction to renovate our Kitchen, remodel the Breakfast Room, and convert the Back Porch into a Mudroom in our century-old Oak Park home. Given the scope of the project, it was important to us that we partner with a construction company that was trustworthy, had a reputation for quality work, and would be respectful of our home and family. Bosi was all this and more. . .

We chose Bosi based on strong recommendations from neighbors, and from the moment we did, our expectations were exceeded. Their attentiveness to our needs and wishes was obvious from the outset, and the thoroughness with which they approached their work was impressive from start to finish. Dave spent considerable time walking us through the plan, and the Bosi team worked seamlessly with our designer and architect. No detail was left unaddressed.

Mike Melody and his crew essentially became part of the family over the several months that they were in our home, and they ensured that our life outside of the construction zone was not disrupted. They kept the project proceeding as planned and consulted us extensively when there were recommended alternatives.

I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular email updates that outlined what could be expected in the ensuing week, and if we had questions or comments, the Bosi team was immediately responsive, in person, by phone or by email.

The quality of the work was exceptional, and the finished project was outstanding. We couldn’t have been happier with the way things turned out!

More important to me, however, was the peace of mind that came with being able to trust completely the company and its people in our home. You simply can’t put a price on that. . .

Thank you Dave, Mike and the rest of the Bosi team for a great experience! You can count on getting the call for our next project.

Tom & Claire Dannenberg – Oak Park, Illinois
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